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Wallabies, Socceroos in Auckland weekender

On Saturday, the Bledisloe and on Sunday, the Socceroos.

Auckland’s Eden Park will host a tasty trans-Tasman weekender next month, when the Wallabies visit the All Blacks’ house of pain, and Graham Arnold’s side play their last match before heading to the World Cup.

For fans, it’s a superb double act.

It could also be the Wallabies’ best chance at regaining the Bledisloe Cup for the first time since 2002 given the All Blacks’ recent wobbles.

However, for the Socceroos, there are fears the surface could scotch the occasion, raising injury risk just weeks out from Qatar.

The Socceroos will play on the same field 19 hours after the Wallabies, and if it’s a wet weekend in Auckland, it could spell disaster.

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